AC Filter Replacement in Riverside, Corona & Temecula
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How Often Should You Replace Your AC Filter?
Every household will have different comfort and air quality needs. This means the frequency of AC filter replacement will also be different from household to household.
Do you have pets or household members who smoke? We recommend replacing your AC filter every two months.
Do you or other members of your household suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory conditions? We recommend filter replacement every six weeks.
Households without pets, smokers, or respiratory illnesses will do well with filter replacement every three months.
Is Your AC Filter the Right Type?
Do you think about the type of AC filter you buy, or do you grab whichever is on sale at the moment? The type of filter you use can significantly affect your indoor air quality and the efficiency of your AC unit.
Fiberglass filters are the most common type of filter used. They’re easy on the budget (you can usually get them for a dollar apiece) and they get the job done. They also provide the best airflow. However, fiberglass filters are less efficient when it comes to capturing smaller indoor air pollutants and debris.
Pleated filters are the best value for most households. These filters are more effective at trapping debris; and unlike fiberglass filters, pleated filters are able to capture smaller particles such as pet dander and dust mites.
While fiberglass filters require replacement every month, you can replace pleated filters every three months—making pleated AC filters a more cost-effective option.
Many homeowners ask if they should switch to HEPA filters, particularly if they have household members with allergies or respiratory conditions. We encourage you to look into whole-house air cleaners or UV air sanitizers instead.
HEPA filters are highly effective at capturing indoor air pollutants, and that’s the reason they often don’t work well with residential comfort systems. Since HEPA filters are able to trap smaller particles and debris, this can restrict airflow and cause your AC to work harder than usual. This is why HEPA filters are typically recommended for commercial or industrial HVAC systems.
At Direct AC we work hard to ensure a seamless process for all your heating and cooling needs. In fact, most of our clients are repeat customers that enjoy the unparalleled comfort and peace of mind they receive from our professionals. We believe that your health and quality of life can be directly related to your indoor environment.
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